Re: Avril Lavigne - 5th Studio Album (Late 2011/Early 2012)
''Goodbye Lullaby'' and ''The Best Damn Thing'' don't even come close to the flawlessness of her first two albums.
I can't say I agree. In fact, her debut had a total of five songs that I really enjoyed; the rest fell flat. Fun Avril is my favorite Avril; it feels genuine (What the Hell being the exception).
Tomorrow, I'm With You, Mobile, Unwanted, Complicated and Losing Grip are all incredible with the rest also being very good. There is not one average or bad track on her debut (in my opinion of course). Everyone should also check out the song ''Why'' which didn't make the first album and was a b-side on the Complicated single. It is amazing and still one of my favorite Avril songs.
I enjoyed ''The Best Damn Thing'' and there are some very good songs on there (When You're Gone, Contagious, Runaway), but it's just very lacking and she lost a good majority of her fanbase because she in many ways went against everything she originally stood for with that era.
I respect what she did with ''Goodbye Lullaby'' by standing by her vision for the album, but most of the tracks are forgetable and songs like ''What The Hell'' and ''Smile'' just don't fit on the album. I really like both of those songs, but they just don't make sense in the big picture of the album. The only other songs I frequently listen to on it are ''Goodbye'' and ''Stop Standing There''.